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It was sold locally by a guy who just offered it after another transaction. He was asking $500 and I was glad to take it. I believe it is dated 1921 from the serial date. It is photographed with my 1895 in .30-40 Krag dated 1913.

Is the stock correct the way it is or is it supposed to have a top part on the for end stock? The buttstock does have the little door for a cleaning kit.
 

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If its under a grand, run, don't walk, to the bank and buy it.

Went through the Maryland Arms Collector Show last weekend, not a single 1895 in .30-06 to be had for under two grand, and most were over three.

Well under. Thank you. That is what I was thinking looking at the prices out there.

I'm going to take a look at it on Thursday. He is going to look at my Beretta M34 pistol and we will probably do a trade. Here are some more pics from the seller.

 

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So met up with the guy earlier today. I decided to go for it. I almost hate to say what I got it for. $500. I believe it is dated 1921 from the serial number. Here are some pictures of the carbine with my 1913 dated rifle.
 

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Is that zebra thing a tablecloth or sheet?

It does look really nice, I am curious if the buttplate has the trapdoor like the Russian-contract rifles or not. My modest theory is that Winchester used a lot of the Russian contract parts on later guns.

It does in fact have the buttplate trapdoor. I will post some pics of it.

It is a tablecloth. I live with my girlfriend.
 

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If you are taking requests for photos, how about the rear sight from the top and that stock area? I want to see if it began life as a musket.

Awesome tablecloth, I want one. Any girlfriend who doesn't mind you taking photos on the dining room table is a keeper
Here are the photos you asked for.
 

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Thanks

The more I look at it, the more I am convinced it began life as a musket.

* Musket buttplate
* Musket rear band
* cutouts in stock for handguard springs
* hole in barrel for the original rear sight (the other hole is either hidden by the rear sight or went where the dovetail was)

One more quick check--does it have a rear sling swivel base or does it look like it used to have one?

The other things to check that would involve some disassembly would be to look for that second rear sight hole, and remove the forestock to see if it has a T-shaped lug.

I still have a "needs fitting" forestock I would be willing to send you. Also, if you want to know what a restoration would look like, check out this thread:

forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?178480-Fushigi-s-Folly-restoring-a-Russian-Contract-Winchester-1895
Thank you very much for all that info. I would appreciate a fore stock very much.
 

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Standard GI 30-06 Ball (or commercial -06) will work fine, though not anything loaded hotter than GI (no _+P). Rimmed ammo NOT required. Nott aht you are going to find 30-06R...
Okay thanks. That was what I thought but the other one I have in 30-40 Krag the rounds are rimmed so I wanted to make sure.
 

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No, you will need an 1895 carbine rear sight. You could try EBAY unless someone on here can hook you up.
Okay. Thank you. Also, how will I attach the stock? There does not appear to be space at the rear against the receiver for the tab to fit into. Do I need something to attach it to the lower part of the stock? It looks like it had indentations. Thank you.
 

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Someone on here may correct me, 1895's are not my forte but I think the top wood should have two spring steel clips forward and aft fitting into recesses in the bottom wood. You could google 1895 Winchester images and probably see the arrangement.
That would make sense. I can see where they would go into the wood.
 
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